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Shinran was a Japanese Buddhist monk, who was born in Hino at the turbulent close of the Heian Period and lived during the Kamakura Period. Shinran was a pupil of Hōnen and the founder of what ultimately became the Jōdo Shinshū sect in Japan... Read More

May 21, 1173
Heian-kyō, Yamashiro Province (now Kyoto, Japan)
DiedJanuary 16, 1263 (aged 89)
Heian-kyō, Yamashiro Province
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